White Barrow

White Barrow

Large Neolithic long barrow just below the crest of Copehill Down on Salisbury Plain, just south of the village of Tilshead in Wiltshire, England.

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National Trust

Charity and membership organisation for heritage conservation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Octavia Hill by John Singer Sargent, 1898
The first building the Trust acquired was Alfriston Clergy House in 1896
Bodiam Castle was acquired by the Trust in 1926
In 2002 the Trust acquired Tyntesfield, a Victorian Gothic mansion
Barrington Court
Rembrandt self-portrait at Buckland Abbey
Cliffs and Worm's Head at Rhossili
Attingham Park, the Trust's most visited property in the 2020-21 season
Dunham Massey Hall was the only property in the top ten most visited, to have increased visitor numbers in 2020-21

White Barrow on Salisbury Plain was the Trust's first archaeological monument, purchased in 1909 for £60.

Salisbury Plain

Chalk plateau in the south western part of central southern England covering 300 sqmi.

Stonehenge, the most famous antiquity on Salisbury Plain
Rough map of military training area (green) on Salisbury Plain within Wiltshire (blue) (it accounts for about half the area of Salisbury Plain)
Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain
Military use makes some areas of the plain inaccessible to the public.
Typical grassland at Netheravon Down.
The burnt-tip orchid (Neotinea ustulata) can be found on Salisbury Plain
The Duke of Burgundy butterfly (Hamearis lucina)
The cuckoo bee Nomada armata
The fairy shrimp Chirocephalus diaphanus
The stone curlew

Large long barrows such as White Barrow and other earthworks were built across the plain.


Village and civil parish in the county of Wiltshire in Southern England, about 9 mi northwest of the town of Amesbury.

Church of St Thomas à Becket

One kilometre south of Tilshead village, under the ridge of Copehill Down, is the White Barrow, a large Neolithic long barrow.

Robin Hood's Ball

Neolithic causewayed enclosure on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, approximately 5 mi northwest of the town of Amesbury, and 2+1/2 mi northwest of Stonehenge.

Neolithic wall painting from Tell Bouqras at the Deir ez-Zor Museum, Syria

Several long barrows were constructed on the plain around the same time, including one close to the Ball and several more within short distances such as White Barrow and Winterbourne Stoke Long Barrow.

Ten Tors

Annual weekend hike in early May, on Dartmoor, southwest England.

Team walking during the event

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1909 in archaeology

The year 1909 in archaeology involved some significant events.

Two archaeologists analyzing artifacts of Strawberry Valley unincorporated community and Forest City ghost town

The National Trust purchases White Barrow on Salisbury Plain in England, its first archaeological site.

Historic preservation

Endeavor that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance.

Demolition of the former Penn Station concourse raised public awareness about preservation.
The ruins of Berkhamsted castle (viewed from its Norman motte) and Berkhamsted Common were the location of two successful early preservation events in the nineteenth century. (Enlarged: A train passes Berkhamsted castle, on an embankment that was once part of the castle's outer defences.)
John Lubbock, MP was a moving force behind the implementation of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act 1882.
Tattershall Castle, preserved at personal expense by Lord Curzon and a catalyst for broader heritage protection laws
Mount Vernon plantation, near Alexandria, Virginia
The preservation of this historic building in Washington, D.C., resulted in an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation by the local government.
National Register of Historic Places plaque
Melbourne's APA Building was constructed in Queen Anne style in 1889 and demolished in 1981.
The Fortress of Suomenlinna from 18th century in Helsinki, Finland, is one of the most significant UNESCO's World Heritage sites since 1991.

Its first archaeological monument was White Barrow.

List of National Trust properties in England

List of National Trust properties in England, including any stately home, historic house, castle, abbey, museum or other property in the care of the National Trust in England.

Ham House is an English country house in Richmond, England.

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